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Books and Arts - Separate stories podcast

ABC Radio National

Arts, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Separate stories: Join Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski for ABC Radio National's Books and Arts: Australia's only national broadcast devoted to literature and the arts. Published Mondays to Saturdays.

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Dark silk: Nigel Milsom's portrait of Charles Waterstreet

July 18th, 2015

Episode 599 of 1440 episodes

Nigel Milsom's portrait of his friend, the Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet - who defended the artist in court - has won the Archibald Prize. It's not the most sympathetic portrait ever painted with at least one critic describing the dark almost monochromatic work as 'vampiric'.

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